Dr Misri Dey

Job title
Senior Lecturer, Theatre
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Misri is a theatre practitioner, working across contemporary theatre performance of a wide variety of kinds. Her training reflects this, having trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (1998) and at the Amsterdam School for New Dance Development (1993), as well as on the job. Industry experience includes touring of devised solo and group performance works nationally and internationally with companies like Travelling Light Theatre, Lusty Juventus, Singeltheater (Netherlands) and her own solo performance and radio works (Exeter Phoenix, Theatre Museum, London, British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Sangaam). She has also performed in numerous classical works at The Gate Theatre, London, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and the London Coliseum, amongst others. Alongside this, she worked freelance as a director and researcher for companies and individuals that include amongst others Augusto Boal (Brazil), Baz Kershaw (UK), Tariq Ali (UK), Marina Warner (UK), MusicWorks (UK), Clean Break Theatre (UK), Singel Theatre (Netherlands), Slederloj Youth Theatre (Belgium), Bibi Miller (USA). Her most current performance research involves making and writing about solo contemporary performance, revolving around issues of mixed ethnicity and cultural identity. She has been carrying out out an in depth series of interviews with highly experienced national and international solo performers, writing these materials up into a PhD Solo Devised Performance: A Practitioner's Enquiry, journal articles and a book. She also founded and co-ordinates the Solo Contemporary Performance Forum, started at Dartington College of Arts in 2004 and which now works out of Falmouth and Bristol and supports and develops new solo performance work through laboratories, residencies, performance events and website platforms. Its partners include Trininty Arts Centre, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Residence, Bristol City Council and Falmouth University. A website is due to launch in January 2015.


YearQualificationAwarding body
Plymouth University
Actor Training
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Plymouth University
Amsterdam School for New Dance
B.A English
Oxford University

Membership of external committees

Solo Contemporary Performance Forum
Theatre and Performance Reserch Association ( TAPRA)

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Solo Performance, Solo Devising, Devising and Dramaturgy, Contact Improvisation.

Research topics

Movement in Theatre
Postdramatic Theatre
Solo performance